County kicks off survey for Landscapes3

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced the kickoff of a public opinion survey for Chester County at Tuesday’s Commissioners’ public meeting. The survey, which will help to identify citizen priorities for the future of Chester County, will contribute to the vision for Landscapes3, the county’s long-range comprehensive plan.    Send article...

County to start revision of comprehensive plan

The timeline for the revision and implementation of Chester County’s new comprehensive plan. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday the start of an update to the County’s comprehensive plan. County officials said that Landscapes 3 — the name of the new comprehensive plan — will be developed to continue the focus on growth and preservation established...

Caln to repair Fisherville, Osborne Rd. Bridge in 2015

Fisherville to close in coming weeks, Osborne Bridge later in this year By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Mary Coine (left) and commissioner Lorraine Tindaro (right) present a check to Police Chief Joseph Elias (middle) for the police department’s participation in DARE. CALN – The township announced projects to repair Fisherville Road and Osborne road Bridge at Thursday night’s...

Op/Ed: 2015 offer many opportunities for Chester County

By Terence Farrell, Chair, Chester County Board of Commissioners  Terence Farrell The citizens of Chester County have a myriad of opportunities as we begin 2015 and close out a successful 2014. As the newly elected chair of the Chester County Commissioners, I’m looking forward to making sure we meet the goals we’ve set in our strategic plan that will enhance our already excellent quality of...

Caln files suit against Dewey Homes

Twp. to pursue completion of development, nearly $100,000 in court By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – Township Engineer Jeff McClintock announced that the township has filed a court case against Dewey Homes at Thursday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting. This action comes as the newest chapter in the Kings Grant saga which saw the township send a letter requesting Dewey finish...

GOP sweeps county races, many close local races

One-vote margins in So. Coatesville and Downingtown council races By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Republicans in general fared very well in countywide elections, but local and school board races told a somewhat different story, as Democrats won seats on some of local school boards and local government bodies in Tuesday’s elections. Based on unofficial numbers from Chester County Voter Services,...

Commissioners ‘Road Show’ a big hit

More than 100 people attend Commissioners meeting in So. Coatesville The Chester County Commissioners honored those involved with a series of Western Chester County planning and growth initiatives — sparked in part by the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce as well as the creation of Council of Governments — Coatesville, the boroughs of Atglen, Parkesburg, Modena, South Coatesville,...

Can there really be ‘Smart’ growth? Yes

Tax discount program adopted by Caln could be used to manage growth, get ratables By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times CALN — Driving down Lincoln Highway the other day, I was a little shocked to note how many businesses were either struggling or shuttered, and I was thinking to myself, “man, I hope there’s something that can be done about that.” As it turns out, there is, and Caln is doing...